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Feb 6, 2011 6:00pm PST
's initial response to the protests was muted but in the 13 days since the obama administration, while stopping short of calling for president mubarik's immediate resignation, has pushed for an orderly transition to democracy. today in an interview with fox news's bill o'reilly president obama had this to say. >> that egypt is not going to go back to what it was. the egyptian people want freedom. they want free and fair elections. >> reporter: in a potentially explosive and rapidly changing situation, the president is trying to strike a balance. the administration is supporting the protestors demanding reform while also seeking to protect vital u.s. interests. >> it seems like of like a high wire artist where he has to walk a fine line between wanting mubarik to go, but not going away that creates chaos. >> reporter: analysts say the stake kos not be higher. not only in egypt but throughout the middle east. >> what has happened in egypt has transformed the arab world. and the united states is going to have to fundamentally shift its foreign policy in a way that it has resisted for the
Feb 27, 2011 6:00pm PST
, dangerous place tonight. and one day after president obama said moammar qaddafi must leave, the embattled libyan leader said he is to the going anywhere. this as libya continueses to become a tale of at least two governments. here's the latest. while qaddafi forces have tripoli on lockdown, rebels have taken a town near tripoli and some areas are forming local governments. the u.n. has imposed sanctions against libya. and the u.s. navy has moved several ships into the red sea in preparation for a possible move into the mediterranean sea. we have a team of correspondents covering the battle for libya. and we begin tonight with kelly cobiella in tripoli. >> reporter: good evening. the one thing qaddafi has going for him is control of tripoli. it was quiet again here today but there were reports that his enemies had scored a victory close by. the government said it wasn't true. and they took us there to try to prove it. the town was heavily armed and guarded, not by qaddafi's men but locals. flying the country's old flag, adopted by the rebels in the east. >> crowds of armed men greeted us i
Feb 20, 2011 6:00pm PST
bahrain tonight. thank you, alan. of course the obama administration has been closely watching the events in libya which is an important oil exporter and our chief white house correspondent chip reid is standing by with the latest on that good evening. >> good evening, russ. administration officials have strongly condemned the crackdown in libya and they've delivered that message directly to top libyan officials. but the truth is the u.s. has very little leverage in libya so it is not expected to make a lot of difference. >> mitchell: let's turn to the business in washington, the budget battle looming there. what is the latest on that front? >> reporter: well, democrats and republicans are fighting tooth and nail over budget cuts. and if they don't reach an agreement over the next couple of weeks we could be looking at the possibility of a government shutdown. and after that, there's an even bigger battle looming over entitlements. on capitol hill the debate has been ferrocious. >> this is a travesty of the democratic protest. >> i will not yield. i listened to you. let's get on with the
Feb 6, 2011 6:30pm EST
of liberty. in new york for cbs news. >> in an interview with fox news anchor, president barack obama says that egypt will never be the same after the civil unrest comes to an end. >>> lots of local businesses are keeping a close eye on the unrest in egypt. companies in maryland have a prominent trade partnership with the middle eastern nation, exporting some $400 million in goods to egypt just over the past year alone. baltimore has poured the key trading hub with egypt, shipping out vehicles in receiving natural gas and minerals. >>> we have breaking news right now from prince george's county where police made a disturbing discovery just hours ago. a decomposing body was found near the branch avenue metro station. u.s. park police are investigating tonight, trying to identify the man to figure out just how he died, but he was taken to the medical examiner for an autopsy. >>> well you know it, it's super bowl sunday, and all eyes on dallas, texas tonight, where the matchup between the pittsburgh steelers and the green bay packers kicked off a short time ago. we have a live look at cowboy
Feb 27, 2011 6:30pm EST
for public employees there. >> under barack obama he presides over federal government where most federal employees do not have collective bargaining. for benefits nor for pay. so what we are asking for is something less restrictive. >> we have got to win the fight here because if we don't win that fight there it is an open season. it sends the message to every other politician across the country that labor is weak and labor can be taken. >> reporter: inside maryland's governor says state workers there have already felt the budget pains. >> we have eliminated 4200 positions from our state government. we have made now 6. 6 billion in cuts. in maryland, though, we are not trying to kill their right to organize. we are not trying to take away their union. we are not belittling them. >> reporter: which is not to say it won't cost more state employees their jobs. the real pinch though is as a result of reduced state aid to counties and localities. bruce? >> thank you, gary. >>> police in wisconsin have asked demonstrators it leave the capitol so the building can be cleaned. a few minutes ago m
Search Results 0 to 6 of about 7 (some duplicates have been removed)